Nominations Announced for 75th Academy Awards

Wed 12th Feb 2003 | News

Nominations for the 75th Annual Academy Awards were announced today by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Frank Pierson and Oscar winner Marisa Tomei.

Pierson and Tomei announced ten of the 24 categories at a 5:30 a.m. news conference attended by over 400 international media. Nominations in all categories were distributed simultaneously to news media in attendance and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards Web site.

Academy members selected the nominees in their respective branches, with the exception of the Animated Feature and Foreign Language Film categories, where nominations were selected by vote of screening committees. All members select the Best Picture nominees. The secret ballots were mailed to 5,816 members in early January and were returned directly to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the international accounting firm, for tabulation.

Official screenings of all pictures with a nomination will begin this weekend for members at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Screenings in special categories also will be held in London, New York and San Francisco.

The Academy's entire active and life membership is eligible to select the winners in all categories, although in five of them - the two short film, the two documentary and the foreign language film categories - members can vote only after attesting they have seen all of the nominated films in those categories.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2002 will be presented on Sunday, March 23, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST. A half-hour arrival segment will precede the presentation ceremony at 5 p.m.

The complete list of nominations for the 75th Annual Academy Awards is attached, and also can be accessed at

Sample of Nominations:

Best animated feature film of the year

"Ice Age" (20th Century Fox) Chris Wedge
"Lilo & Stitch" (Buena Vista) Chris Sanders
"Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" (DreamWorks) Jeffrey Katzenberg
"Spirited Away" (Buena Vista) Hayao Miyazaki
"Treasure Planet" (Buena Vista) Ron Clements

Best animated short film

"The Cathedral"
A Platige Image Production
Tomek Baginski

"The ChubbChubbs!" (Columbia)
A Sony Pictures Imageworks Production
Eric Armstrong

"Das Rad"
A Filmakademie Baden-WŸrttemberg GmbH Production
Chris Stenner and Heidi Wittlinger

"Mike's New Car" (Buena Vista)
A Pixar Animation Studios Production
Pete Docter and Roger Gould

"Mt. Head"
A Yamamura Animation Production
Koji Yamamura

Achievement in visual effects

"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (New Line)
Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook and Alex Funke

"Spider-Man" (Sony Pictures Releasing)
John Dykstra, Scott Stokdyk, Anthony LaMolinara and John Frazier

"Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones" (20th Century Fox)
Rob Coleman, Pablo Helman, John Knoll and Ben Snow

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